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J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award
Supporting diversity & inclusion in cognitive science

May 15, 2017

Each year, the Psychonomic Society will give up to 5 J. Frank Yates Student Travel Awards for graduate student members of the Society. Each Awardee will receive a travel stipend of $1,000.

General Rules for Applying

  1. Graduate students who are Student Members of the Psychonomic Society may apply for a travel award. All Student Members whose dues are paid by 12 midnight EDT on May 12th are eligible to apply for the J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award
  2. Applicants must be the first author and presenter
  3. Applicants submit a sponsored Psychonomic Society abstract AND an application for the J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award by May 15, 2017.
  4. Application includes
    1. Research Summary (1,000 words + figure + references) – includes how the research fits into the “big picture”
    2. Summary must be written by the applicant
    3. Letter of support from the student’s advisor (advisor need not be a Psychonomic Society member.)
  5. Recipients are not eligible for the award in the following year’s competition.

Recipients receive:

  1. Competitive Travel Award ($1,000 USD)
  2. A special notation in the program reporting the honor
  3. Honor that can be listed on the Student’s Vita


About J. Frank Yates

 J. Frank Yates’ current research activity includes judgment and decision processes (including special emphases on cross-cultural variations), decision aiding, judgment analysis, decision management, improving judgment accuracy (including via crowd sourcing), affective forecasting, and applications of cognitive psychology.


J. Frank Yates
Student Travel
Award Recipients


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